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Douglas County Library - Roving Librarian

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Are you ready to commit to a guaranteed 20 hours-per-week?


The Roving Librarian position performs a variety of professional duties and services for ALL library patrons. Assists patrons in using reference tools, conducting in-depth research, locating materials and managing accounts. Instructs patrons in the use of resources across formats and platforms. Work is performed with considerable independent judgement and initiative. The Roving Librarian will become a part-time employee with benefits, (based on eligibility). 

This position will be assigned to a region: Region I – PSM, PA, CAP -- Region II – JHL, LT, ROX. DCL needs one person for each region, and you would primarily work within that assigned region. However, schedules will vary, and may change with little notice to accommodate last-minute scheduling needs of DCL. Based on this need, applicants should be available to work weekend and evening hours and have the flexibility to work additional hours when needed. 

  • Ability to assist patrons of all ages by providing professional library reference services, conducting in-depth searches, preparing bibliographies, locating materials. Supports “patron first” practices.
  • Readers’ Advisory service to patrons.
  • Proficiency in preparation and presentation of DCL’s popular “Storytimes.”
  • Ability to demonstrate a professional, positive, cooperative, team-oriented working relationship with staff, coworkers and volunteers.
  • Education: A baccalaureate in Library Science or related field and continuing education units in reference is desired. Masters of Library Science is preferred.
  • Experience: Two years previous professional library experience preferably in a public library.
  • Required: Flexible availability is required to work at our six libraries, and may vary and change with little notice to accommodate last-minute scheduling.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
Salary: $21.05 per hour – Part-time (20 hrs. /wk. guaranteed) – Non-exempt

Closing Date: Wed., 07/19/2017 – 11:59 p.m. (MT)

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